- About Virtually Olivia -

Welcome to the chronicle of places I go, and events I attend in my Second Life travels. I post lots of photos and landmarks to get to stops I recommend. Most of this blog - but not all - is dedicated to educational builds or places pertaining to education. I am an ardent Second Life traveler, and this blog reflects that. Olivia Hotshot. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

30 December 2008


fishing.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

sitting in my inner tube and fishing

check out my sword fish - can't be too literal can we?


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Lou created this gazebo just for the garden. i hope we have musicians play in here for the opening in Jan 3.

29 December 2008

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the best laid plans of mice and errrrrrr rabbits.

tracking the trackable on Flickr


Statr for Flickr daily graph

numbers will start populating tomorrow.

27 December 2008

Garden Progress

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The whole art garden is taking shape! Hurray!


25 December 2008

Madelyn Writer & Olivia Hotshot: Together Again For the First Time

my friend Madelyn says:
Madelyn Writer & Olivia Hotshot: Together Again For the First Time

I have written to and hung out with Olivia for months now, and every time we get together, we attempt to take a picture of the two of us. For me, anyway, it never quite works!

So this is a picture of Olivia edited into a picture of me. I took this one deliberately, so I could 'add' people to the couch later. Luckily, Olivia's recent pictures made the perfect blend.

xo Olivia!

Checkered & Mink

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virtual hotshot

24 December 2008

Merry Christmas - Peace on Earth for All

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FREE January 2009 Desktop Wallpaper

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.


merry_christmas_011.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

i have spent the past 3 days getting this together
artists are just beginning to move back in

the ghost in the emporium

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this person was frozen in my sky for hours and hours - another sl glitch. i had to get sred and artur to look with me. they could not see her. so i took these photos to prove it. [click this image to see the rest of the ghost images.]

feathers' robot

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new garden

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23 December 2008


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OMG this was so much fun!!

Winterfest 08 Snowball Fight - Lindens versus Residents


21 December 2008


This is one of my favorite photos from the event. Omen standing on the DJ booth and me dancing on the steam pipe. Life is good.


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this is an example of one of the rare fish you can catch in the fishing game. I hate fishing in real life, but i am totally addicted in Second Life.


Fishing is now at the Emporium

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20 December 2008

The Playset for Masked Ball at Club Gaslight

The play list for Dec 19ths Masked Ball at Club Gaslight.

Sredni planned to play a bit of Christmas music, though not the traditional Burl Ives, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby sort. Also in the mix: Blancmange, Def Leppard, AFI, Cruxshadows, Iron Maiden, URN, Abney Park, Rammstein, Poison, and E Nomin
(* denotes a requested song)

The Wake - Watchtower
Boris Karloff - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
20 Fingers - Lick It
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Mephisto Walz - White Rabbit (Techno Remix)
Quiet Riot - Overworked and Underpaid

Nightwish - Phantom of the Opera
* Cream - Strange Brew
* Jose Nunez - Bilingual
* Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
Bad Religion - Silent Night
Alannah Miles - Black Velvet
* Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Mika - Grace Kelly
The Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
Poison - Squeezebox
* Kiss - I Was Made For Loving You
Alice Cooper - Poison
* AFI - Love Like Winter
* 3 Day's Grace - I Hate Everything About You
The Kinks - Father Christmas

* Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
* Queen - You're My Best Friend
Abney Park - Post Apocalypse Punk
* HIM - Wings of a Butterfly
* Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams
Fall Out Boy - What's This?
* Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
* Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over
* Emerson Lake And Palmer - I Believe In Father Christmas
* Abney Park - She Last Exile
* Bush - The Chemicals Between Us
* DJ Sammy - Heaven (Slow Version)
* Ozzy Osbourne - Dreamer
Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy

* John Mayer - Belief
* Interpol - Pioneer to the Falls
Bad Religion - Joy To The World
Twisted Sister - 12 Heavy Metal Days of Christmas
* Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral
Ozzy Osbourne - I Am Santa Claus (Ironman parody)
* Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
* Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust
* Nine Inch Nails - Closer
* Alice in Chains - Nutshell
Front 242 - Headhunter
Shiny Toy Guns - Puttin' on the Ritz
Rosetta Stone - Subterfuge
Voltaire - Coin Operated Goi

Glasvegas - Geraldine
Korn - Kidnap the Sandy Claws
* 3 Doors Down - Here Without You
My Chemical Romance - All I Want For Christmas
Finger 11 - Paralyzer
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
* The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy's Christmas
Combichrist - Got Your Body Beat
Rob Zombie - Blitzkrieg Bop
Lustra - Scotty Doesn't Know
Planet P Project - Why Me
South Park - Dreidle Song
* Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
* Insane Clown Posse - Let's Go All The Way
* Apocalyptica - I Don't Care
* She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart
* Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
* Ozzy Osbourne - I Just Want You
Slade - Auld Lang Syne

To see all of Sredni's set lists go to his SL profile page:


Won't you come and visit with me?

Olivia's Gallery at the Gaslight Emporium

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a bit over a year in-world with this avatar and now practicing business skills

the_curious_masked_ball - Flickr version has notes

groovin' at the Curious Masked Ball
- Omen re-built the entire club for the event -

The play set is here: Second Life Blogs

Sound Check for the Masked Ball

Posted 12/19/2008 4:55:38 PM by Sredni Eel


Crystalline Silverspar at the Dec party

The Playset:

18 December 2008

Omen telling the group about building in SL

we all spoke to Tux's Aussies and told them about our experiences in SL.

on the steps of Montclair University
[where i have been many times in RL]


showing off the copters

up on the copter :
me driving, Tuxedo, and Teyah
first time i had a cat as a passenger


from left: Omen, me, Tuxedo, and Teyah
at the sim Teyah and her students have built

here 2day gone 2morrow

last night there was an entire island next to us. now today.....

13 December 2008


Zoe Connolly was nice enough to host the party. The music was fabulous.


the 6th Element

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the 5th Element is no longer - the new club is jam packed just like the old one.


12 December 2008

the original...

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... and it all disappeared.

all that work and it is gone.

Second Life - The Virtual Education Space

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Presenter: Gwenette Jean Sinclair


University of LA New Orleans SL Conference

Really enjoyed this. If you want to read a transcript of her talk go here:

Univ_of New_Orleans

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I spent my morning at an online conference. Here is Buddy Sprocket talking about Sloodle integration - Moodle LMS & SL.


11 December 2008

10 December 2008


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stockings were hung by the chimney with care
mine is on the right and scripted not to open until Christmas

06 December 2008

Romo's build

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Romo Lowey's newest building. Hopefully he will have a shop some time soon at the Emporium.

Talented people seem to cross my path so many times in SL. I have a fun fortunate <3>

black holes

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Dr. Knop Supermassive Black Holes at the Cores of Galaxies


a talk way over my head, but very cool to hear nonetheless. the crowd was packed and it took a bit for everyone to rez, but the audio quality combined by the graphics made it an exceptional presentation

03 December 2008


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outside of the office of Eric Westland


inovart Gallery

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The opening of the Gary Stutler Show - packed house, huge lag (and no fault of the Cetus Art area), great music and excellent art.



02 December 2008

Living Game Worlds IV - En Garde!

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we kinda look like Mortica and Gomez Adams, don't we?

01 December 2008

Some places I would recommend visiting....

Spacexcape - open until Dec 3 - A Must See

Ub Yifu Sculptures

Beneath the tree that Died - until 1/09/09 - An AM Radio sim

Plasma 3 - a rezzable sim

SLSBA - second life simboarding association

7 Days Magic Bakery

Botgirl's Identity Circus


Hotel Dare

Weird Shit ( a store but worth seeing what people make and others will buy - kinda like Spencer's)

Mouse World (Disneyland in SL)

Chakryn Forest - Amazing and a top spot

Dresden Museum

Princeton South

Irie Vibes Reggae Club

Hollywood in SL

Midsommer Isle

Acropolis Gardens

NASA Headquarters

Dublin, Ireland

SS Galaxy Cruise Ship

SL Literary - Globe Theater


Hybrid Productions Sci Fi Iceland

The Wasteland

Club industry - lots of traffic here

Fifth Element - another club with huge traffic